Circle Island Helicopter Tour: Waterfalls, Volcanoes & Lava Viewing (from Kona)

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Witness stunning views of natural beauty

See all of the Big Island from above, on a circle island helicopter tour flying over Kilauea Volcano, stunning coastlines, and thundering waterfalls!

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Five major volcanoes, breathtaking mountain ranges, stunning white and black sand beaches, lush waterfalls, 2,000 valley walls, dramatic coastlines and 11 different climate zones, this is what we call the Hawai'i Experience! It is impossible to view all of it from the ground, but in a six-passenger Bell 407, Hawai'i's premier tour helicopter, you can experience the grandeur of the Big Island's diverse natural landscape from a bird's eye view.
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Price
The Hawaii Experience (2 hours)
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 539.00
USD 539.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 589.00
USD 589.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 1,007.08
USD 1,007.08
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 539.00
USD 539.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 589.00
USD 589.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 1,007.08
USD 1,007.08
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax 4.166%, Fuel Surcharge, & Capacity Surcharge included
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    Witness the glorious waterfalls of the Big Island!
Departing from Kona, experience the best of the Big Island en route to Kilauea volcano. Fly over the majestic mountain twins Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea or the slopes of Hualalai, past Captain Cook and Kealakekua Bay for some remarkable views. Continue along the Hamakua Coast into the beautiful Waimanu Valley and see for yourself the gorgeous, lush greenery of the Big Island!
Please Note: Ticket prices vary depending on the activity date. Please consult the availability calendar for pricing details.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 3 - 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).
  • Inclusion: Guide
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 08:00 11:00 14:00
Starting time: 08:00 11:00 14:00
  • 06:15-07:15 Pick-up & Check-in
  • 08:00 Experience Hawaii Helicopter Tour (2 hrs)
    Sights include:
    ・Five Major Volcanoes
    ・White & Black Sand Beaches
    ・Majestic Waterfalls & Lush Rainforests
    ・Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    ・Search for the Lava Flow Activity at Kilauea Crater
  • 10:00 Check-out & Drop-off
Add-ons:
Window Seating + USD 50.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Window Seating + USD 50.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Co-Pilot Seat + USD 125.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.

Co-Pilot Seat + USD 125.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.

Package detail / Schedule
Circle Island Experience (2.25 hours)
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 599.00
USD 599.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 649.00
USD 649.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 1,119.18
USD 1,119.18
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 599.00
USD 599.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 649.00
USD 649.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 1,119.18
USD 1,119.18
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax 4.166%, Fuel Surcharge, & Capacity Surcharge included
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Starting from Kona, fly past the coffee district and slopes of Mauna Loa to the southern-most town in the United States, Punalu‘u. Be amazed at exclusive views of Papakōlea, one of only four green sand beaches in the world, and explore the lava flow activity at Kilauea crater. Head east to the lush windward side and Hilo town and then witness the grandeur of the Kohala valleys and waterfalls.
Please Note: Ticket prices vary depending on the activity date. Please consult the availability calendar for pricing details.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 3 - 5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).
  • Inclusion: Guide
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 08:00 - 13:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 (Hide details)
  • 06:30-07:30 Pick-up & Check-in
  • 08:00 Helicoter Tour - Volcanoes, Green Sand Beach, Valleys & Waterfalls (2 hrs 15 mins)
    Sights include:
    ・See All Five Volcanoes
    ・Papakolea, the Famous Green Sand Beach
    ・White & Black Sand Beaches
    ・Search for the Lava Flow Activity at Kilauea Crater
    ・Majestic Cliffs, Valleys & Waterfalls
    ・Kohala Coast
    ・Rugged coastlines
  • 10:15-11:30 Check-out & Drop-off
Add-ons:
Window Seating + USD 50.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Window Seating + USD 50.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Co-Pilot Seat + USD 125.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.

Co-Pilot Seat + USD 125.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.

Package detail / Schedule
Volcano Kohala Landing (3 hours)
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 639.00
USD 639.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 689.00
USD 689.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 1,141.82
USD 1,141.82
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 2 & over)
USD 639.00
USD 639.00
Adult (265-315 lbs)
USD 689.00
USD 689.00
Adult (316 lbs & over)
USD 1,141.82
USD 1,141.82
Infant (Age 0-1)
free
free
GE Tax 4.166%, Fuel Surcharge, & Capacity Surcharge included
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    The Bell Jet 4077 will take you away!
Start the tour just like the Hawaii Experience, but enjoy a bonus special pass through the beautiful and rural Kohala Coast. Fly close to the Kilauea Volcano before landing for one hour at the secluded Awini Point where you can unwind, take in the refreshing Hawaiian air, stroll through the beautiful valley, and soak in the sounds of nature.
Please Note: Ticket prices vary depending on the activity date. Please consult the availability calendar for pricing details.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 4 - 5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).
  • Inclusion: Guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 07:30 10:30
Starting time: 07:30 10:30
  • 05:30-06:45 Check-in at Kona Airport
  • 07:30 Helicopter Tour - Volcanoes, Kohala Valley & Waterfalls with Landing (3 hrs)
    Sights includes:
    ・Search for the Lava Flow Activity at Kilauea Crater
    ・Amazing White & Black Sand Beaches
    ・Majestic Valleys, Cliffs & Waterfalls
    ・Exclusive Landing at Kohala Valleys
  • 10:30 Check-out & Drop-off
Add-ons:
Window Seating + USD 50.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Window Seating + USD 50.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Sit right up next to the window and ensure you don't miss any of the amazing views on your flight. Note: Guests required to pay a capacity surcharge (265lbs & up) are already guaranteed a window seat.
Co-Pilot Seat + USD 125.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.

Co-Pilot Seat + USD 125.00
Paradise Helicopters Window Seating Share the cockpit with the pilot, giving you maximum visibility from the front and side windows. Also great for aviation enthusiasts interested in getting a look at the helicopter's controls.

Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
    • Guests should not have serious fear of heights (acrophobia).
    • All guests weighing between 265lbs (120kg) and 315lbs (142kg) will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge (CS). This fee is already reflected in the pricing section. Guests will be guaranteed a window seat.
    • All guests weighing between 316lbs (143kg) and above will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge of extra seat. This fee is already reflected in the pricing section. Guests will be guaranteed a window seat.
    • In compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation, Paradise Helicopters will weigh each individual when checking in at the Airport for safety and weight balance of the aircraft. Please provide accurate body weights for all passengers. Misrepresentation of body weight could result in denial of service without refund.
    • Wheelchair Accessibility: The vehicle used for pick-up transportation is not wheelchair accessible. However, guests who use their own transportation and check in can participate in the helicopter flight if they are able to board the aircraft on their own or have members of their party available to offer assistance. Additional assistance from the crew may be available. The airport facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • A valid government-issued photo ID
    • Camera
Requirement(s) - Others
  • All Packages
    • Participants will be weighed upon check-in.
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
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FAQ
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What kind of helicopter will be used?
  • The Bell Jet 407 is a 6-passenger aircraft and it has the fastest cruise speed of any helicopter on the islands and offers unsurpassed comfort and a virtually vibration-free ride. Its oversized sliding windows offer great picture taking views and it is capable of flying non-stop around the entire Big Island, giving you as much time in the air as time permits.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 539.00
From USD 539.00

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(4.80/5.00) 4.80 / 5
(5 reviews)
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 3 - 5 hour(s)
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LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: Jianjun
My wife and I are from China. This tour was so amazing. We saw so many great views from the sky.
by: MT Travelers
I did this tour on my 60th birthday. It was the best experience of my life! The helicopter pilot, Marko, was knowledgeable as well as entertaining. We saw the amazingly varied terrain of the Big Isl...more
by: Chloe
This was wonderful! Would definitely recommend to all visiting the Big Island, best way to see the whole island.
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